Celebrity Exes That Are Still Great Friends

Jordan Claes
Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt on the red carpet.
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Just because a romance comes to a close doesn't always mean that the relationship as a whole has to die. In fact, there are many instances where former couples end up becoming the best of friends.

It's a sign of maturity and growth, and it most assuredly doesn't come easy. With that in mind, have a look below and check out all these celebrity exes who still remain great friends.

Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama

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In their 2017 documentary titled Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated, the pop singing sensation explained "It had nothing to do with falling out of love. We decided together that we're just probably better as friends."

Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson

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After Diane won "Best Actress" at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Joshua was quick to shower her with congratulations. The former star of the Mighty Ducks franchise made sure to commend Diane on her integrity as well as her dedication to her craft.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt

Anna and Chris are such good friends that Chris called Anna before he proposed to Katherine Schwarzenneger in order to give her a heads up. Anna was so thrilled that she offered her services as an ordained minister.

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

Just because JLo and Marc Anthony couldn't make it work romantically, doesn't mean that they aren't still able to work with one another on a professional level. Back in 2017, the former couple released a Spanish-language collaboration album, titled Como Ama Una Mujer.

Jenny Slate and Chris Evans

Chris Evans and Jenny Slate at the 'Gifted' premiere.
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Jenny and Chris decided to part ways as amicably as possible. In the wake of their split, Slate told Vulture that she considers Chris to be incredibly kind and one of the greatest people she's ever had the privilege to know.

Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake

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Cameron and Justin split back in 2007 and since then have worked with one another on a number of occasions. They reunited for the first time on-screen in Shrek the Third and again once more in 2011's Bad Teacher.

B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling

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Mindy and B.J. flirtatious beginning only spawned a handful of actual dates before they quickly came to the conclusion that they function much better as friends. When Mindy gave birth to her daughter, she named B.J. her godfather.

Taylor Kinney and Lady Gaga

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“Gaga and Taylor Kinney are still very close, but they are only friends,” an inside source explained to Us Weekly in 2017. “Gaga and Taylor talk or text every single day and meet up when they’re in the same city, but nothing romantic is happening between them."

Alicia Silverstone and Chris Jarecki

Alicia Silverstone and Chris Jarecki on the red carpet at the premiere of 'Tropic Thunder'.
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Alicia Silverstone can't say enough kind things about her ex, Chris Jarecki. The Clueless star gushed about how the two of them have created a strong united front when it comes to co-parenting their son, Bear.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

In a joint statement released via Instagram, Jenna and Channing said that there was nothing salacious that caused their split. Rather, they were still two best friends who remain dedicated to being co-parents to their amazing daughter, Everly.

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel

"I would say that it took some time; definitely," Jimmy said on Watch What Happens Live. "It definitely took some time. It was never where we didn't like each other, hated each other, but it definitely took some time to be comfortable enough to be friends again."

Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley at the premiere of 'Mickey Blue Eyes'.
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Elizabeth revealed to Vanity Fair that she considers Hugh to be her oldest and dearest friend. The former couple still talks all the time and remains incredibly close to this day, despite the fact that they weren't able to make their romantic relationship work.

Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz

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Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz share a daughter, Zoe, and have always been thick as thieves. Their relationship is so strong that it allowed Lisa's former flame, Jason Mamoa, to become best friends with Kravitz.

Drew Barrymore and Tom Green

While interviewing Tom on The Drew Barrymore Show, the former Charlie's Angel said "It’s just really nice to come together and check in and talk about it, it just thrills me to no end. I think the world of you, and I celebrate you and I always have and I always will

Courtney Cox and David Arquette

Courtney Cox and David Arquette on the red carpet at the Emmy Awards.
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While conducting an interview with People magazine, Courtney called David her best friend in the whole world. She went on to say that no matter what happens in the future, David will always be her friend.

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe

Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe in 'Cruel Intentions'.
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It hasn't always been easy, but Ryan and Reese worked hard after their split to remain friends for the sake of their children. The former couple has even been known to spend time together as a family.

Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey

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During an appearance on the Language of Love podcast, Nick revealed that he and Mariah Carey are still incredibly close. They continue to co-parent well and have even released music together since their split.

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

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Both Naomi and Liev have done all they can to keep their friendship intact for the sake of their children. The former couple keeps in regular contact and has even been known to send out "Happy Birthday" messages to one another via Instagram.

Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

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While speaking about Emma on Vanity Fair's "Little Gold Men" podcast, Garfield said "I'm her biggest fan as an artist. I'm constantly inspired by her work. I'm constantly inspired by how she handles and holds herself."

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck talking to one another outside, both wearing black shirts.
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The aftermath of Jenn and Ben's breakup was tumultuous, to say the least. But since then, both parties have come leaps and bounds as far as repairing their friendship is concerned. As Jenn says, it's all about the kids.

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet being interviewed on the red carpet.
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Jason and Lisa have resolved to remain friendly and cordial toward one another. While it's true that the wounds from their split are still quite fresh, in time both hope to heal enough to still be a constant fixture in one another's lives.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

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Bruce told Rolling Stone magazine that "We have three children whom we will continue to raise together, and we’re probably as close now as we ever were. We realize we have a lifelong commitment to our kids. Our friendship continues."

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick

Kourtney Kardashian and Scot Disick talking to one another on the couch.
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Scott and Kourtney have been the perfect model for co-parenting for nearly a decade. Admittedly, things have become much more complicated in the wake of her marriage to Travis Barker, but it's nothing that Scott and Kourtney won't overcome in time.

Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt

Both Jenn and Brad have remained friendly to one another in the years since their split and still talk on occasion. Most recently, they reunited for a table reading of cult classic comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High.